A Pretty Good Weekend for Butterflies (ID Needed)
First of all, we now have not one, but two Monarch butterflies making multiple daily appearances.
I’ve seen them flying close together, though perhaps one is pursuing the other. I’ve tried to advise them that they’re not getting any younger and they should get busy and lay some eggs. Not sure if they listened, though.
Judy got some more pictures of one of the Monarchs feeding on the Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) and Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa).
Lots of Red Admirals around. They seem to like Marigolds (Tagetes patula), which I didn’t know.
Also, they LOVE ‘Summer Beauty’ Alliums.
Like other Alliums, ‘Summer Beauty’ is adored by lots of pollinators. Here’s a butterfly that was practically glued to the lavender blue flowers. Does anybody know who this guy is?
Here’s another view of the same butterfly. Maybe some kind of Fritillary?
There was another butterfly I didn’t recognize flying around the garden, but it was so hyperactive Judy could get only the blurriest of photos.
Seen any new butterflies around your garden?